Steven Gerrard last night admitted he really wasn’t happy with the performance overall against bottom-of-the-table St Mirren and dropped a bit of a cryptic hint which appears to finally imply what every fan has been screaming at him since that experiment against HJK evidently didn’t work;
The diamond is a busted flush.
Gerrard once again started with the ill-fitting 4-4-2 diamond system and Steven Davis especially appeared to suffer badly from it as the midfielder struggled with his role and was unable to play the way he probably wants.
And Gerrard referred to this strongly when he admitted his team only really improved when they ditched that formation, saying:
“We looked better when we went to 4-4-2 with the wingers and we could have won the game more emphatically. But performance-wise I’m a bit disappointed today.”
With all due respect Mr Gerrard, your diamond absolutely sucks and even you can see the players do better with width and proper flankers – it’s time to end the ill-fitting setup and stick with what works.
You know more about football than most, so you don’t need anyone telling you what to do – but equally we can tell when you’re getting something wrong and it’s high time, like you did with the unsuitable 4-1-4-1 that you get rid of this nonsense diamond.